Opinion

Moving toward a dream of spring

What to write about on another cold winter day in Iowa? I would like to applaud all of you who have survived this harsh winter. So many of you have come to the desk with such a great attitude and a smile. Thanks for keeping our spirits up with your positive attitude during a rough time.

We all know it will be spring soon. The birds seem to be singing encouraging songs to help us hang on for warmer weather. We have gained so much daylight since December. Moving our clocks ahead this weekend, will make our evenings even brighter.

So as we wind down this final chapter of a winter we won’t forget, how about stopping in to check out some of our flower, and garden books? It is never too early to start thinking about those plants, and flowers you want to grow in your gardens this year. We have a nice collection of books on the subject located on the second floor. We promise it will get you through the month of March and into spring.

When you stop in the library be sure to enjoy the stringed instrument display in our front case. The display is a part of Clyde Pearce’s collection and includes several stringed instruments and accessories.

New Materials at the Library 3/11/19

Adult Fiction

The First Lady by James Patterson

Large Print Fiction

The First Lady by James Patterson

Juvenile Fiction

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

A Whole New Ballgame by Phil Bildner

Walking With Miss Millie by Tamara Bundy

All Rise For the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor

The Truth As Told By Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor

Left Out by Tim Green

One Amazing Elephant by Linda Oatman High

You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly

The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair by Amy Makechnie

The Bicycle Spy by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Sunny by Jason Reynolds

The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade by Jordan Sonnenblick

Easy Children’s

The Magic Word by Mac Barnett

Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey

A Big Mooncake For a Little Star by Grace Lin

Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won